Colleton County Fire-Rescue
11/August/2014 – MVC with entrapment & Air Evac – “B”
Incident # 14-04735 – Four adults were injured in a single car MVC on I-95 near the 49 mile marker northbound, Monday afternoon 11-August. A thunderstorm had just passed through the area, making the Interstate slick. At 15:22, witnesses advised the northbound Ford Focus station wagon lost control and went into a spin on the wet pavement. The car entered the median at a high rate of speed and then struck several trees while traveling backwards. The initial report indicated one person received an arm injury. Engine 13 and Medic 13 arrived to find the car in the median with heavy damage. Two people were trapped in the wreckage, with one person having suspected severe injuries. Engine 13 requested two additional ambulances, one medical helicopter and a Heavy Rescue. They deployed the Holmatro Rescue Tools from Engine 13 and began the extrication. Both patients were extricated with spinal precautions. Car 12 and Car 118 set up a Landing Zone north of the accident site. The LifeStar helicopter responded from Springfield Ga and landed on the Interstate. Northbound traffic, which had been down to one lane was stopped while the helicopter was on the ground. The patient was transferred to the Flight Crew without incident and flown to the Trauma Center at Memorial Medical Center in Savannah, GA. The other three patients were transported by Fire-Rescue to Colleton Medical Center.
Traffic on I-95 back-up for several miles. The SC Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.
Engine 13, Medic 1, Medic 13, Medic 19, Rescue 1, Battalion 1, Car 12, Car 105, Car 110, Car 111 and Car 118 responded. Deputy Chief David Greene served as Incident Commander.
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